Tearful Brazil skipper Luiz apologises for defeat

Brazil's David Luiz (L) is consoled by teammate Thiago Silva after their loss to Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014.
Brazil's David Luiz (left) is consoled by teammate Thiago Silva after their loss to Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014.

Heartbroken Brazil captain David Luiz apologised to the nation on Thursday after suffering a record 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany.

“Apologies to everybody, apologies to all the Brazilian people,” said a tearful Luiz after the mauling in Belo Horizonte.

“I just wanted to see my people smile. We all know how important it was for me to see all of Brazil be happy, at least because of football.

“They were better than us. They prepared better. They played better.

“It’s a very sad day but it’s also a day from which to learn.”

The 7-1 drubbing was the worst defeat ever suffered by Brazil in their 100-year history.

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You're not the only one in tears, David Luiz. GIF: Giphy

Source: AFP 

Celeb Chow with Allan Wu: Burgers and Burritos

Celebrity Chow with US-born actor-host Allan Wu

Pizzoto pizza.
Choupino soup.

Fancy being Allan Wu’s date?

Here’s a tip: If you love your burgers and burritos, you’d stand a higher chance of catching his eye.

Of the qualities that make for an ideal girlfriend, Wu said: “It’ll be great if she is fun, adventurous and open-minded about food.”

And as Wu has tried dog meat and bull testicles, that will have to be quite an adventurous woman.

M caught up with the 41-year-old California-born actor-host at casual Italian eatery Ricciotti at The Riverwalk, where he talked about his upcoming role in Mata Mata, his kids and other qualities he looks for in a girlfriend.

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